§ Lord CHARLES BERESFORD
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the Board of Admiralty will allow time served in the Army to count towards the promotion of storehouse assistants to storehousemen?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
Under the present Regulations storehouse assistants are only required to serve two years to render themselves eligible for examination for storehousemen. The Noble Lord's suggestion would mean that old Army men would be eligible without this qualifying period. I am afraid I cannot accept it, as the present period is none too long to enable storehouse assistants to acquire the necessary knowledge of the details of their duties.